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ALERT: 31 Awards extensively varied to commence 4 February 2020

Modern awards will be extensively varied in 2020 as the 4-yearly review of awards starts to come to an end. The Fair Work Commission has released the first group of 31 varied awards which will come into effect on 4 February 2020. The changes made include various award specific variations as well as restructuring, technical…

EMPLOYMENT UPDATE: The Dawn Of A New “Day” – Recent Full Federal Court Decision Shakes Up the Meaning and Accrual of Personal/Carer’s Leave Entitlements

This month we look at a recent Full Federal Court decision which is likely to have significant impacts on the accrual and taking of personal/carer’s leave. We explain how this decision affects employers and outline the steps you should take to ensure you are managing your employee entitlements correctly. Quick refresher – The entitlement to…

UPDATE: ARE YOUR ‘CASUALS’ REALLY CASUALS?

This month we look at a recent Full Federal Court decision which found that an employee engaged as a casual and paid a casual loading was in fact a permanent employee and entitled to paid annual leave.  The employee was placed at a mine-site through a labour hire company – the employer (WorkPac). The employer…

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